Clinics and Master Classes

Adobe Creative Suite Apps for Musicians

Thursday / November 20, 2014 / 1:00 p.m.
Berklee Media Lab
150 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Join us as RA and Music Businees/Music Therapy dual major candidate Jenny Madrigal showcases several useful apps from the Adobe Creative Suite. From creating graphics for web and print to crafting music videos, the Adobe Creative Suite of applications includes many essential tools for musicians to promote themselves and their work. Creative Suite is installed on the computers in Berklee’s Learning Center and this is a great opportunity to discover some of the tools available to you.

Admission: 
Free

Disney Fantasia: Music Evolved

Tuesday / November 18, 2014 / 6:00 p.m.
Berklee Media Lab
150 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Harmonix is one of the world’s leading independent game development studios, best known for creating the blockbuster music game franchises Rock Band and Dance CentralDisney Fantasia: Music Evolved takes players on an interactive and immersive motion-controlled journey through worlds of music and magic, unleashing their creativity along the way. Utilizing Kinect motion controls, the game puts players in the role of a virtual conductor to mash-up songs and styles by swiping, waving, and gesturing toward the screen.

Join Berklee alumnus James Landino & the audio team from Harmonix as they discuss the decision making process that went into their sound design and audio engine choices, and showcase some of their custom-built tools and audio toys.

Admission: 
Free

Clinic with Gregorio Uribe

Wednesday / April 1, 2015 / 1:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
Massachusetts
United States
02115

Big band leader, singer, and accordionist Gregorio Uribe was born in Colombia, studied at Berklee College of Music, and is now based in New York, where he leads the Gregorio Uribe Big Band, a 16-piece orchestra that blends Colombian rhythms with big band arrangements. The band has held a monthly residency at Zinc Bar for four years and has performed at the Kennedy Center, Iridium Jazz Club, and Celebrate Brooklyn Festival, among others. Its debut album—financed by its followers through a successful Kickstarter campaign—presents a collection of songs that are both danceable and sophisticated. Uribe has been an artist-in-residence at Dartmouth College and a commissioned composer for Arturo O'Farrill’s Grammy-winning Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra.

Watch Gregorio Uribe perform live at Berklee:

Admission: 
Free

Demystifying the Modern Producer

Thursday / November 13, 2014 / 6:30 p.m.

 

150 Mass Avenue

Media Lab/Learning Center

6:30PM-8:30PM

In this day and age, how can we define what a “producer" does? The role is always dynamic, difficult to pin-point, and never, ever the same succession of responsibilities. Drawing from many years of experience working on major label to indie to no-budget productions, Berklee MP&E faculty member Enrique Gonzalez Müller will shed some demystifying light on the elusive and dark art of modern record production.

After graduating from Berklee College of Music in 1999 with a dual degree in Music Production & Engineering and Electronic Production & Design, Enrique Gonzalez Müller started his career as a music producer and engineer at Plant Studios working with artists like The Dave Matthews Band, Joe Satriani, E-40, and Les Claypool to name a few.

Later, Enrique went on to produce many chart-topping albums in Venezuela for Caramelos de Cianuro, Viniloversus, Desorden Publico, and others. In 2009, his collaboration with Los Amigos Invisibles on their album “Commercial” won a Latin GRAMMY Award.

Among his many other collaborations, Enrique has worked on producing, arranging, and mixing albums for L’Aura in Italy and scored a #1 hit with "Teach Me Again" for Elisa and Tina Turner. Back in the United States, Enrique continues to work with Jason Newsted of Metallica, the Kronos Quartet, Nine Inch Nails, Joan Baez, and a ton of über cool indie artists.

 

Admission: 
Free

Demystifying The Modern Producer

Thursday / November 13, 2014 / 6:30 p.m.
Berklee Media Lab
150 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

In this day and age, how can we define what a “producer" does? The role is always dynamic, difficult to pin-point, and never, ever the same succession of responsibilities. Drawing from many years of experience working on major label to indie to no-budget productions, Berklee MP&E faculty member Enrique Gonzalez Müller will shed some demystifying light on the elusive and dark art of modern record production.

Admission: 
Free

Pro Tools Session Prep

Friday / November 14, 2014 / 1:00 p.m.
Berklee Media Lab
150 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Pro Tools is a full-featured digital audio workstation that has been used by many music and film professionals. But because of its somewhat complex workflow, Pro Tools sessions can often get messy and become difficult to work with. So why not learn to customize your sessions so they can stay clean and efficient? In this workshop, we'll discuss how to best prep your Pro Tools sessions by examining working with custom templates, saving and importing plug-in patches, and session organization techniques.

Admission: 
Free

Rafael Barata Clinic

Monday / November 24, 2014 / 1:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

Brazilian drummer Rafael Barata presents a clinic on Brazilian drumset styles.

Admission: 
Free

Giovanni Mazzarino: The Mediterranean Jazz Sound

Tuesday / November 18, 2014 / 1:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

Giovanni Mazzarino has been playing jazz since 1980. He is considered one of the most important Italian jazz players and has performed with important jazz musicians such as Enzo Randisi, Mimmo Cafiero, Gianni Basso, and Kurt Rosenwinkel, among others. In 2002, he was named best new jazz artist at the Italian Jazz Awards.

He has participated in several famous jazz festivals worldwide including Umbria Jazz, the Marciac Jazz Festival, and the Dubai Philips Festival, and has recorded 16 albums as bandleader and composer. As of 2013, Mazzarino is the artistic director of the Messina Sea Jazz Festival in Sicily, Italy.

Admission: 
Free

Fishman TriplePlay Wireless Guitar Controller

Wednesday / November 12, 2014 / 1:00 p.m.
Berklee Media Lab
150 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

TriplePlay®, the wireless MIDI controller from Fishman, allows guitarists to control an unlimited palette of instruments across multiple devices and platforms. Perform, compose, and record – on stage, in the classroom, or in the studio. Play synthesizers and samplers with low latency and great tracking. Join us as Burr Johnson, guitarist for artists such as Jack McDuff, Ray Charles, and B.B. King, demos this revolutionary device for guitar players.

Admission: 
Free

Working with MASSIVE

Friday / November 7, 2014 / 1:00 p.m.
Berklee Media Lab
150 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

MASSIVE is one of today’s more popular tools for creating analog sounding bass and lead synth parts. With a modular layout and and analog style architecture, MASSIVE both sounds great and is easy to configure. Featuring unique oscillators, filters, effects and a flexible modulation section, MASSIVE is capable of creating everything from the deepest, punchiest basses to razor-sharp leads that cut through the mix, even with grit and dirt piled high, setting MASSIVE apart among analog style soft synths. In this workshop, we'll show you how signal flow works in MASSIVE and give you the tools to begin making your own unique patches.

Admission: 
Free

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